The We Podcast #43: Lenina Olivas- Pursuing What You Love

The We Podcast #43: Lenina Olivas- Pursuing What You Love

Welcome to episode #43 “Pursuing What You Love”.  In this episode I get to chat with Lenina Olivas. Lenina was born in Southern California. She received her MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 2010. About three years ago, Lenina started painting and made the shift from Political Science to artist. She has exhibited her work along the Colorado Front Range and her home studio is located in Loveland, Colorado. Her work has been reviewed in Professional Artists Magazine and is currently on display in the Colorado State Capitol. She has also been a featured guest on The Reset Podcast with Franklin Taggart.

In 2018, she became the Gallery Director at the Lincoln Gallery. She is actively involved in her community, adopted a highway in Loveland, serves on the board of the Loveland Art Studio Tour as the Secretary, the board for Art In The Park, and is a member of The Artist Collective.

Prior to becoming an artist she was a figure model and worked with a variety of artists in the surrounding states. She felt that being a model helped her to connect with artists, find the right art instructor, and understand the art world. Lenina didn’t set out to become an artist but she was called to it by the beautification and joy it brought to her life.   

In this episode we chat about Lenina’s shift from Political Science to artist and what happens when you decide to listen to what you really want in life. Then, what happens when you start pursuing what you love.

Her work can be purchased at the Lincoln Gallery and Rabbask Design in downtown Loveland. Her wine series collection can be found at the Sweet Heart Winery in Loveland and at Blue Mountain Winery in Berthoud. On the world wide web she can be found on Redbubble, Fine Art America, YouTube,  and on her website at You can also follow her on Instagram or Facebook at Lenina Olivas Fine Art. 

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Sarah Monares

Sarah is the founder and creator of The We Spot. She is a Colorado native. She absolutely loves to travel yet feels blessed to live in a place where she also loves coming back home. She has two awesome kids, and has been married to her amazing hubby for 8 years. Sarah is passionate about helping women make authentic connections with their true selves and a strong tribe. She is a licensed counselor and a growth and life coach, as well as a speaker, writer, blogger, and consultant. More than anything she loves belly laughing, coffee, vulnerability, authentic connection, adventure, ice cream, horses, QT with her fam, and seeing women walk in the full power of all they were created to be.

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